Food supplement added to water may offer hope for millions with osteoarthritis
Eight million people in the UK and 54 million in the US have osteoarthritis - when the cartilage becomes thin. It is the most common form of arthritis and mainly affects women. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What does it mean if your ESR is high?
The erythrocyte sedimentation rate (ESR) test is a blood test that can reveal inflammation in the body. A high or low result may signify an underlying condition, such as rheumatoid arthritis or cancer. Additional tests are necessary to confirm a diagnosis. The ESR test poses few risks. Learn more about it here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatoid Arthritis Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What is the link between lupus and arthritis?
Lupus and arthritis are separate conditions. However, arthritis is one of the most common symptoms of lupus. There may also be a genetic link between rheumatoid arthritis and lupus. In this article, we look at the connection between lupus and arthritis, along with the causes, symptoms, and treatment of the conditions. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatoid Arthritis Source Type: news

FDA approves subcutaneous formulation of Actemra for use in active systemic juvenile idiopathic arthritis (sJIA), a rare form of juvenile arthritis
Roche announced today that the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the subcutaneous (SC) formulation of Actemra ® (tocilizumab) for the treatment of active systemic juvenile idiopathic arthritis (sJIA) in patients two years of age and older. (Source: Roche Investor Update)
Source: Roche Investor Update - September 13, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Pharmacovigilance Needed for Rheumatology Patients
THURSDAY, Sept. 13, 2018 -- Recommendations have been developed for pharmacovigilance in rheumatology, emphasizing the need for continued monitoring of new drugs, according to a position statement issued by the American College of Rheumatology... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 13, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How does rheumatoid arthritis affect the wrists?
The wrist is one of the areas most commonly affected by rheumatoid arthritis (RA). RA can cause symptoms such as inflammation, pain, and stiffness in the joints. Over time, it can cause permanent damage. People often benefit from RA treatments, including wrist exercises, medication, and in extreme cases, surgery. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatoid Arthritis Source Type: news

Here are foods that cause or prevent inflammation
(Natural News) Inflammation is one of the ways through which your body fights off infections. However, there are some cases where instead of helping your body, inflammation becomes a problem. This condition is called chronic inflammation. If not properly managed, chronic inflammation could progress to cancer, rheumatoid arthritis, artherosclerosis, and many other diseases. To reduce... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Infliximab Biosimilar vs Infliximab Reference Product for RA Infliximab Biosimilar vs Infliximab Reference Product for RA
How does this infliximab biosimilar and the reference product compare in terms of efficacy, safety, pharmacokinetics, and immunogenicity?Arthritis Research & Therapy (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 13, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology Journal Article Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What is palindromic rheumatism?
Palindromic rheumatism is a rare autoimmune form of arthritis that causes flares of inflammation and stiffness. It does not cause lasting damage to the joints, but it can progress into rheumatoid arthritis. In this article, we look at the symptoms, causes, treatments, and outlook statistics for palindromic rheumatism. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatoid Arthritis Source Type: news

Best supplements for joints: Three natural treatments to relieve inflammation
BEST supplements for joints: Joint pain has many possible causes, two being a result of an injury and arthritis. While painkillers are usually recommended, some health experts believe more natural remedies are the answer. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How can I sleep with rheumatoid arthritis?
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a disorder that affects the immune system and may cause joint stiffness or pain. RA may make sleep difficult, and a lack of sleep may make the condition worse. There are many tips for improving sleep including avoiding caffeine and alcohol. Learn more about how to sleep better with RA here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatoid Arthritis Source Type: news

Depression Tied to Increased Lupus Risk in Women
(MedPage Today) -- Link among nurses seen with clinician's diagnosis, scripts for antidepressants (Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology)
Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology - September 12, 2018 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: What to know about infectious (septic) arthritis
Infectious arthritis, also called septic arthritis, is a severe type of joint inflammation caused by a bacteria or virus. Despite its name, it is not contagious. People may need treatment in the hospital to avoid permanent damage. We look at the symptoms, causes, treatment, and complications of infectious arthritis. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Infectious Diseases / Bacteria / Viruses Source Type: news

Galapagos shares soar on $4-6 billion hopes for new drug
Strong results for an experimental drug that promises to disrupt the rheumatoid arthritis market lifted shares in Belgian-Dutch firm Galapagos to an all-time high on Wednesday, as analysts forecast multibillion-dollar sales. (Source: Reuters: Health)
Source: Reuters: Health - September 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: healthNews Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Rheumatoid arthritis symptoms in women
Rheumatoid arthritis causes many symptoms, including joint pain and stiffness. In women, symptoms often start to appear between the ages of 30 and 50. Hormonal factors and other conditions, such as endometriosis, can increase the risk of the disease. Learn more about the symptoms of rheumatoid arthritis in women here. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatoid Arthritis Source Type: news

celecoxib (Celebrex)
Title: celecoxib (Celebrex)Category: MedicationsCreated: 2/11/1999 12:00:00 AMLast Editorial Review: 9/12/2018 12:00:00 AM (Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General)
Source: MedicineNet Arthritis General - September 12, 2018 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Skin cancer: Common IBD, arthritis drug may raise risk
A new study finds a link between a drug used widely to treat inflammatory bowel disease, arthritis, and vasculitis and a common form of skin cancer. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 12, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Melanoma / Skin Cancer Source Type: news

Otago researchers find answers as to why some people are at risk of gout
(University of Otago) University of Otago researchers have helped characterize a genetic variant that enables new understanding of why some people are at risk of gout, a painful and debilitating arthritic disease. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 12, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Psoriatic Arthritis Stable for Most in Pregnancy
(MedPage Today) -- But disease activity tends to rises postpartum (Source: MedPage Today OB/GYN)
Source: MedPage Today OB/GYN - September 12, 2018 Category: OBGYN Source Type: news

Sleep Apnea May Increase Risk of Gout
Those with obstructive sleep apnea were more likely to develop gout. (Source: NYT Health)
Source: NYT Health - September 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Authors: NICHOLAS BAKALAR Tags: Apnea (Sleep Disorder) Gout Arthritis Weight Source Type: news

Mediterranean Diet Tied to Lower Risk of Rheumatoid Arthritis
TUESDAY, Sept. 11, 2018 -- High adherence to the Mediterranean diet score is tied to lower risk of rheumatoid arthritis (RA) in some populations, according to a study published online Aug. 9 in Arthritis Research& Therapy. Kari Johansson,... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 11, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How does rheumatoid arthritis affect the ankles?
Rheumatoid arthritis or RA, can affect the ankle joints in the same way as other joints, causing pain, inflammation, and swelling. RA in the ankles is less common than in other areas, such as the hands and feet, and may develop as the condition progresses. Learn about what RA in the ankles may feel like and treatments. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 11, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatoid Arthritis Source Type: news

Molecules imagined using next-generation artificial intelligence validated experimentally
(InSilico Medicine, Inc.) Insilico Medicine presented an original deep neural network architecture, Entangled Conditional Adversarial Autoencoder (ECAAE), which generates molecular structures based on various properties such as activity against a specific protein, solubility, and ease of synthesis. ECAAE was used to generate a novel inhibitor of Janus Kinase 3 (JAK3), implicated in rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis, and vitiligo. The discovered molecule was tested in vitro and demonstrated high activity and selectivity. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 11, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Chronic Pain May Be Contributor to Suicide
8.8 percent of suicide decedents have evidence of chronic pain; percentage increased from 2003 to 2014 (Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry)
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - September 11, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Oncology, Orthopedics, Psychiatry, Rheumatology, Anesthesiology & amp; Pain, Journal, Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Seven exercises for shoulder arthritis
Arthritis can affect any joint in the body, including the shoulders. Keeping the joints mobile can relieve arthritis symptoms, such as pain and swelling. In this article, we explain how to perform specific shoulder stretches to improve range of motion and strength. We also cover how to exercise safely with arthritis. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatoid Arthritis Source Type: news

Arthritis: Five shoulder exercises to help you manage tender joints and pain
ARTHRITIS pain can be debilitating with symptoms such as joint pain and inflammation in and and the joints. As well as the knee, hip and hands, a common part of the body the condition can affect is the shoulder. Five exercises are recommended to relieve the pain here. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Medical News Today: How does rheumatoid arthritis affect the elbow?
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) can affect any joint in the body, including the elbow joint. RA in the elbow can change the shape of the joint, which can reduce mobility. Some people may also develop nodules around the elbow. In this article, we look at how RA affects the elbow, what it feels like, and ways to treat it. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatoid Arthritis Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Pictures of rheumatoid arthritis symptoms
Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) can affect the shape and size of the joints, often in the hands, feet, and knees. X-rays and MRI scans can identify any damage that RA has caused. Seeing pictures of the symptoms can help people understand them better. In this article, we use images to take a close look at the symptoms of RA. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 10, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatoid Arthritis Source Type: news

Study links widely-used drug azathioprine to skin cancers
A drug used to treat inflammatory bowel disease, arthritis and vasculitis as well as to prevent organ rejection in transplant patients has been identified as an important contributor to skin cancer development, in a research study carried out at the University of Dundee, Queen Mary University of London and the Wellcome Sanger Institute. (Source: World Pharma News)
Source: World Pharma News - September 10, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Tags: Featured Research Research and Development Source Type: news

Study links widely used drug azathioprine to skin cancers
(University of Dundee) A drug used to treat inflammatory bowel disease, arthritis and vasculitis as well as to prevent organ rejection in transplant patients has been identified as an important contributor to skin cancer development.The research, published in Nature Communications, identified a 'strong case for an association' between the drug azathioprine and the mutational signature found in cases of cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (cSCC), a common form of skin cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - September 10, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

Study links widely-used drug azathioprine to skin cancers
(University of Dundee) A drug used to treat inflammatory bowel disease, arthritis and vasculitis as well as to prevent organ rejection in transplant patients has been identified as an important contributor to skin cancer development.The research, published in Nature Communications, identified a `strong case for an association' between the drug azathioprine and the mutational signature found in cases of cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma (cSCC), a common form of skin cancer. (Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer)
Source: EurekAlert! - Cancer - September 10, 2018 Category: Cancer & Oncology Source Type: news

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New Recommendations for Hand Osteoarthritis Released New Recommendations for Hand Osteoarthritis Released
The 2018 EULAR update on management of hand OA begins with education, exercise, orthoses, and topical NSAIDs as first-line pharmacological treatment. Use of acetaminophen is discouraged.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

The Use of Glucocorticoids in Early Rheumatoid Arthritis The Use of Glucocorticoids in Early Rheumatoid Arthritis
What place do glucocorticoids have in the early rheumatoid arthritis treatment paradigm? This editorial explores the issues.Rheumatology (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 7, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology Journal Article Source Type: news

A joint effort to understand cartilage development
(University of Southern California - Health Sciences) Anyone with arthritis can appreciate how useful it would be if scientists could grow cartilage in the lab. To this end, Keck School of Medicine of USC scientists in the USC Stem Cell laboratory of Denis Evseenko, M.D., Ph.D., collaborated with colleagues at several institutions to provide new insights into how gene activity drives the development of cartilage. Their findings appear today in Nature Communications. (Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health)
Source: EurekAlert! - Medicine and Health - September 7, 2018 Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: news

Premier Health to add four new Dayton-area facilities
Premier Health plans to add four new facilities throughout the Dayton region. The hospital network will open two 45,000-square-foot facilities in Vandalia and Beavercreek, along with two smaller health centers in Liberty Township and Monroe. The new offices will serve as primary care hubs while also offering a variety of specialized services, including orthopedic, cardiolog y, endocrinology, rheumatology, and CompuNet laboratory services, according to a Premier Health spokesperson. The Beavercreek… (Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines)
Source: bizjournals.com Health Care:Pharmaceuticals headlines - September 6, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Authors: Cecilia Salomone Source Type: news

Anti-Carbamylated Protein Antibodies and Joint Damage in SLE Anti-Carbamylated Protein Antibodies and Joint Damage in SLE
Learn more about the potential role of anti-carbamylated protein antibodies as a biomarker of erosive joint damage in SLE.Arthritis Research & Therapy (Source: Medscape Today Headlines)
Source: Medscape Today Headlines - September 6, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology Journal Article Source Type: news

Arthritis: Six hand exercises to relieve painful joints and reduce inflammation
ARTHRITIS can cause a lot of pain and inflammation to the affected joints, but moving and exercising the arthritic areas can help to relieve the symptoms. Follow these six exercises to help treat the pain and stiffness. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Gout: Another metabolic disorder that can be controlled through lifestyle
(Natural News) If you have gout, the best possible way to manage it is by changing your lifestyle. An editorial published in the International Journal of Clinical Rheumatology suggested that gout, which is a rheumatologically oriented metabolic disease, can be controlled by making lifestyle and dietary changes. Gout, as defined by the National Institutes of... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 5, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

No'Step Therapy,' American College of Rheumatology Tells CMS No'Step Therapy,' American College of Rheumatology Tells CMS
CMS plans to allow Medicare Advantage plans to require step therapy for Part B drugs; the ACR said such an approach would have negative effects on patient care.Medscape Medical News (Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines)
Source: Medscape Medical News Headlines - September 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatology News Source Type: news

Bone Damage Rises with Age in PsA (CME/CE)
(MedPage Today) -- Psoriatic arthritis linked with both catabolic and anabolic bone changes (Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology)
Source: MedPage Today Rheumatology - September 4, 2018 Category: Rheumatology Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Swelling in rheumatoid arthritis and where it occurs
Swelling around a joint is a common symptom of rheumatoid arthritis. It often appears around the hands and feet and is caused by inflammation or a buildup of fluid in the lining of the joint. Learn how this swelling occurs, where it can appear, and how people can treat this symptom of rheumatoid arthritis. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatoid Arthritis Source Type: news

Medical News Today: Autoimmune arthritis: Types, symptoms, and treatment
Autoimmune arthritis is the name for a group of arthritis types where the person ’s immune system attacks itself. It contains some of the most common types of arthritis, including rheumatoid arthritis and psoriatic arthritis. In this article, we explore the types, treatments, and diagnosis of autoimmune arthritis. (Source: Health News from Medical News Today)
Source: Health News from Medical News Today - September 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Tags: Rheumatoid Arthritis Source Type: news

Best supplements for arthritis: Nine natural remedies to treat the painful joint problem
ARTHRITIS can cause great pain and discomfort to the affected joints, especially during a flare-up. Here are nine supplements, recommended by the Arthritis Foundation, which you could try to treat the condition. (Source: Daily Express - Health)
Source: Daily Express - Health - September 4, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

August 2018 Briefing - Rheumatology
Here are what the editors at HealthDay consider to be the most important developments in Rheumatology for August 2018. This roundup includes the latest research news from journal articles, as well as the FDA approvals and regulatory changes that are... (Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News)
Source: Drugs.com - Pharma News - September 4, 2018 Category: Pharmaceuticals Source Type: news

Mayo Clinic Q and A: Treating thumb arthritis
DEAR MAYO CLINIC: What can be done about thumb arthritis besides having surgery to relieve the pain? ANSWER: There are a number of therapies to consider before turning to surgery to treat thumb arthritis. Although these therapies may not always provide long-term relief, for most people with thumb arthritis, they can effectively lessen symptoms, and [...] (Source: News from Mayo Clinic)
Source: News from Mayo Clinic - September 4, 2018 Category: Databases & Libraries Source Type: news

All health problems are genetic according to most U.S. medical doctors – are you falling for the BIG LIE?
(Natural News) Only in America is every single disease and disorder diagnosed by medical doctors as genetic, meaning inherited from your parents’ and grandparents’ genes, even though nearly all of the most popular chronic illnesses, like cancer, diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, strokes, arthritis, osteoporosis, Alzheimer’s, and Parkinson’s barely existed just one... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Hope for rheumatoid arthritis: Injections successfully slowed disease progression in mice
The 'nanosponges' created at UC San Diego are coated in white blood cells. They safely soak up and neutralize proteins that cause inflammation in the joints, usually of the hands, feet and wrists. (Source: the Mail online | Health)
Source: the Mail online | Health - September 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news

Treating arthritis pathogenesis with Cat's whiskers extract
(Natural News) Cat’s whiskers (Orthosiphon stamineus) has been traditionally used to treat gout, arthritis, and other conditions related to inflammation. Its potential to treat rheumatoid arthritis was examined in a study published in the journal BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine. A team of researchers from Malaysia and Italy used 50 percent ethanol extract of cat’s whiskers... (Source: NaturalNews.com)
Source: NaturalNews.com - September 3, 2018 Category: Consumer Health News Source Type: news